Tuesday July 4th – Legislative Council

9.41am: Debate has begun on the 'Victorian Container Deposit Scheme Bill 2017 9:45am: The bill is read for the first time 9.53: The government argues back "instead of letting plastic ruin our earth why don't we help stop climate change..." 9.58am: "If we want Victoria as the place to be it needs to be inviting...no … Continue reading Tuesday July 4th – Legislative Council

Tuesday July 4th – Legislative Assembly

 9.39am- Bill on the Classification of Edible Consumables' Environmental Footprint kicks off with Nicholas Barker of Castlemaine. 9.44am- Tanna Reynolds points out the difficulties of executing this bill for smaller producers. It is not "easy peasy lemon squeezy but lemon difficult lemon difficult lemon difficult!" 9.49am- This bill helps "fight against waste and needless pollution" in … Continue reading Tuesday July 4th – Legislative Assembly

The watchdogs of YMCA Youth Parliament

Claudia Jambor Features Writer & Education Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery   Move over Dan Andrews, YMCA Youth Parliament Premier Fleetwood McGowan and eirs parliament of 120 youth are taking over Spring Street on June 29 to refute bills of interest to young Victorians. While many have heard of Youth Parliament over its 29-year history, … Continue reading The watchdogs of YMCA Youth Parliament

Young people are more interested in politics then ever, says Youth Governor

After a poetic opening speech to Youth Parliament and a meeting with Victoria’s Lieutenant Governor, Marilyn Warren, on Monday, the Youth Governor, William Stojkovski has has a busy week. “It’s a really special part of the program every year,” said Stojkovski. “[Lieutenant Governor Warren] is really, really lovely, super approachable and a huge proponent of … Continue reading Young people are more interested in politics then ever, says Youth Governor

Day two of Youth Parliament – Live Blog Archive

6:01PM Things got pretty heated by the end of the day. Literally. Members in the Legislative Council were told they could remove their jackets. The heat must have made them crazy, because things got very shouty in the Council, but also giggly. The Speakers in both chambers were calling for order several times by the … Continue reading Day two of Youth Parliament – Live Blog Archive